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For Kids

Regardless of how old your children are, healthy habits are important. We have several programs for children and adolescents that are fun and help them stay healthy! To stay informed on upcoming events and program sessions, follow us on Facebook or return to this page.

Be Me Be Healthy

This educational support group provides adolescent girls ages 13-18 space to talk openly with their peers about issues like sexuality, healthy relationships, and life challenges.

Be Me Be Healthy meets for eight-week sessions in the fall and spring. The group meets at Esperanza Little Village (3059 W. 26th St.)

Call Michelle Gonzalez, Care Coordinator at 773-584-6133 for more information.

Little Doctors Day

Little Doctors Day connects Esperanza staff with young children in the neighborhood. Esperanza’s staff provide education on germs, healthy eating, physical activity, and more. Children that participate in this program get to try on a real doctor’s lab coat.

For more information, contact Amy Bolton, Manager of Special Events at

Vida Sana

Vida Sana helps kids to eat right and be active. This group meets for 4 week sessions, and includes 2 individual visits with a pediatric physician, and 2 group sessions. The first group session includes sports and games for participants! The second session includes a cooking demonstration and food tasting.

Vida Sana has fall and spring sessions. The next session will be in fall 2018.

For more information, contact Asenet Vallejo, Care Coordinator at 773-932-1016.

Reach out and Read

At their first well-child visit, children under five are “prescribed” reading activities and given a brand new book.

For more information contact Jessica Torres, Community Programs Manager at

Girls on the Run & Heart and Sole

Our Girls on the Run team of 3rd to 5th grade girls, and our Heart and Sole team of 6th-8th grade girls gain self-esteem, learn about physical activity, and build friendships while training for 12 weeks for a 5k race during both a spring and fall season. Next season will start March 15, 2018. These teams meet at Esperanza California (2001 S. California) and Esperanza Marquette (6550 S. Richmond St.)

To register, contact Asenet Vallejo, Care Coordinator at 773-932-1016.